Happy Monday Everyone!
It’s the start of another week, and as usual, I love to bring a little fresh inspiration for your closet. I believe getting dressed is one of the best things you do for yourself every morning. What you decided to put on can set the tone for the whole day, from your clothes to your accessories. Even though my closet is full of fun things to put on, it can definitely get a little uninspiring every once in awhile when I haven’t bought anything knew. But don’t fear – all you need is a little shift in your perspective.
It’s no secret that I’m a total bag lady. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tote, crossbody or clutch – I love them all. But, sometimes you can get new outfit inspiration simply by planning your pieces around an awesome accessory. For today’s inspiration, I picked this beautiful clutch from LOV Leathers. It’s a mustard deerskin clutch with fringe and a turquoise pin. It’s simple, western and brings a pop of color to any outfit. It’s a perfect go to piece. Here are three outfits I planned around this gorgeous piece.
FUN IN CHEYENNE.
This outfit was a fun, laid back ensemble with some easy western flair added in. I wore this outfit to my first day at the Cheyenne Frontier Days last month and it was a great choice.
I started my outfit with my go-to pair of Ariat trouser jeans paired with a fun graphic tank from Target. I love this tank because the saying totally embodies what I’m about, plus it’s super comfy for a weekday rodeo look. I threw on this vintage, southwestern vest to bring up the style a little bit and threw on some cheetah boots by Ariat. After adding a vintage bolo tie and a cowboy hat, all that was left to complete this outfit was the bag! It’s amazing how the perfect bag can really bring together a bunch of amazing pieces.
THE AFTER PARTY.
This is one of my favorite outfits I’ve probably ever worn. It’s been awhile since I looked in the mirror and wasn’t totally sure that everything worked together. There’s something fun about doing the unexpected, something that might not be everyone’s taste. That’s the catch to being interesting, you’ll be controversial at times!
I had so much fun wearing this outfit and it was so simple to put together. Not surprising, I’m starting my look with the same pair of Ariat trouser jeans and a Target graphic tank. I don’t know what got into me the last time I made a Target run, but I was totally obsessed with all the cute graphic numbers that I had to buy a few. This particular one says “Stay Stoked” and is a pale pink color.
Next, I added my favorite piece in my closet – my serape duster. This piece is GOR-GEOUS and can be worn in so many different ways. It really brings some drama to the look, which I love. I slipped on a pair of aztec moccasins (also Target, go figure!) and my friend’s vintage fedora. After adding a turquoise bolo and a few rings and native cuffs, I finished the look with the same clutch. With everything going on, I got the most compliments on my bag than anything else about my ensemble which says a lot with this get up!
This outfit is totally opposite of the last one – it’s SO simple. There are literally only four elements to this whole look, and I’m all here for the simplicity of it. Sometimes after piling on all of the accessories all day, I just don’t want to think too hard about what I’m putting on. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to feel put together. With this look, I don’t have to compromise.
Just like the previous two outfits, I’m wearing my Ariat trouser jeans. These have become a serious staple in my closet. They are so cool and easy to wear, so I find myself slipping into them ALL the time. The piece that really lets me get away with keeping things so simple is the statement denim button down. I found this at my local goodwill (score, right?) and I knew I had to have it. To most people, it looks like a cowboy costume, but for me it was everything I want in a vintage shirt. It has gold stud and brown fringe and classic western embroidery.
All I really had to add after the pants and shirt, (you know, the essentials) I just added my beautiful turquoise cluster ring for jewelry. I bought this piece in Deadwood, South Dakota on my last trip as a souvenir and it’s just stunning. I actually got it half off in a native jewelry store, so I love to show it off. It’s big enough that it warrants not adding any other pieces. Finally, I added the mustard clutch again which brings out the gold studs on my shirt and ties in my turquoise as well.
I hope you enjoyed my outfits today and found some inspiration. You don’t have to go out and buy the latest thing to stay stylish – sometimes you just need to take a second look at what you have to be re-inspired.
Did you like these outfits? What did you think of how I styled this clutch? Let me know in the comments!